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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 17, 2013 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Down Around Biloxi / Jesse Winchester / JGB related

In my file of 'Jerry interviews that never happened' there's one where he gets asked about his choices for material where his side band activities are concerned. I'd love to hear what he had to say about songs by others that he liked so well that he performed them.
I've always liked his Jesse Winchester covers I knew about before today, ie 'That's a Touch I Like,' and 'Every Word You Say.' It would be so interesting to hear what he had to say about JW as a singer and songwriter.
Today I found a third tune of Winchester's he performed that I had never heard before. It's very beautiful (but was only performed three times!) Go figure. This is the third and final performance from Jan. of '73:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sdQEXTBF6Q

He must have been a big fan of Winchester's first album in 1970, as it contained both 'Biloxi' and 'Touch.' 'Yankee Lady' was the big hit off of that album I recall- it got a lot of FM airplay back in the day.
But check out this Biloxi- whew. It starts at 46:40.

EDIT: Here's the second of the three performancesfrom June of '72:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHZtW3HgrCQ




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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 17, 2013 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Biloxi / Jesse Winchester / JGB related

Love the lyrics- a wordscape that reminds me of a Terrence Malick movie:

Biloxi:

Down around Biloxi
Pretty girls are swimming in the sea
Oh they look like sisters in the ocean
The boy will fill his pail with salted water
And the storms will blow from off towards New Orleans

The sun shines on Biloxi
The air is filled with vapors from the sea
And the boy will dig a pool beside the ocean
He sees creatures from a dream under the water
And the sun will set from off towards New Orleans

The stars can see Biloxi
The stars can find their faces in the sea
We are walking in the evening by the ocean
We are splashing naked in the water
And the sky is red from off towards New Orleans

©1970 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Jesse Winchester"